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Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

Outbreak Alert: FDA is working with CDC to identify the source of an outbreak of 24 E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in 15 states. The likely source of the outbreak, which is closely linked to a similar outbreak in Canada, is thought to be leafy greens (the Canadian outbreak was blamed on Romaine lettuce, although a specific source was never identified. Nine of the US victims have been hospitalized, and one person has died in California as a result of this outbreak.

Allergy Alert: Rico Brand recalls Tofu Breakfast Burrito (12-oz; Julian dates 2687 and 0028) due to undeclared soy. The recalled product was sold in grocery stores in Cache County, Weber County, Salt Lake County, and Utah County, Utah.

Allergy Alert: Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. recalls Essential Everyday® Coat & Bake Original Chicken coating (6-oz. carton; Best by NOV 15 18 D04; UPC 41303-01572) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed to SUPERVALU distribution centers in New Stanton, PA, Fort Wayne, IN, Urbana, IL, and Anniston, AL.

Allergy Alert: Wells Collection Inc recalls Rely Brand Dried Longya Lily (8 oz.; Item #66066; UPC 8-8468702199-8) due to undeclared sulfites. The recalled product was distributed at retail supermarkets in New York & Texas.

Allergy Alert: Dollar General recalls Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies (12-oz pkg.; Lot #L46217 30; Best by August 18, 2018) due to undeclared milk and nuts. The recalled product was sold and distributed exclusively in Dollar General retail stores located in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI and WV.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Fieldbrook Foods Corporation recalls Orange Cream bars, Chocolate-coated Vanilla Ice Cream bars, and Raspberry Cream bars (all bars produced in 2017 on the company’s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677)) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Hom/Ade Foods, Inc. recalls various Mary B’s® brand biscuits due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV and sold in retail stores.

Food Safety Alert (Ohio): Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) issues a public health alert for an undetermined amount of protein ice cream produced by Flexfrost, LLC. Please refer to the ODA notice for a complete list of affected products, which were manufactured illegally without a license and outside of proper food safety protocols for such products.

Food Safety Recall (Ohio): St. Mary’s Meats recalls Colby Cheese and Snack Sticks and Hot Pepper Cheese and Snack Sticks, which were produced without inspection and also contain undeclared MSG. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Canada

Outbreak Alert (Update): The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to consumption of contaminated Romaine lettuce appears to be over, according to an update released by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Forty-two cases were reported from five provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador); 17 outbreak victims were hospitalized and one person died.

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls Te Chang Food brand Towfu (Bean Curd) Cake, Barbecue Flavor (115g; All lots; UPC 4 710189 80302 1) due to undeclared peanuts and sesame seeds. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in British Columbia and may have been sold nationally.

Allergy Alert: Korea Food Trading recalls Ottogi brand soup products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Ontario and Quebec.

Allergy Alert: Pan Asia Food Co. Ltd. recalls Ottogi brand soup products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Farmer’s Market brand Rhubarb Strawberry Pie (1 kg; Product code 265 S MHC HH:MM BL1 and 266 S MHC HH:MM BL1; UPC 0 60383 11083 3) due to pieces of plastic. The recalled product was distributed to retailers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Imperial Caviar & Seafood recalls VIP Caviar Club Salmon Roe and Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe because the products may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec, and may have been sold nationally.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Imperial Caviar & Seafood recalls additional Whitefish Roe products, which may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Quebec.

Food Safety Recall (Quebec): Maison René-Verrier (Drummondville, QC) recalls TOMATES SÉCHÉES ET BASILIC / Dried Tomatoes with Basil (250 mL; All lots sold up to and including January 11, 2018) because the preparation and processing conditions do not ensure microbiological safety of the product.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Tesco recalls Tesco’s finest chocolate cake (6 pieces/pkg; Batch code D32/18003; Best by 17 January 2018) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco’s finest chocolate cake (6 pieces/pkg; Batch code D32/18003; Best by 17 January 2018) due to undeclared walnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Czech Republic): dm drogerie recalls Babylove BIO Fruit Juice, strawberry, raspberry and apple (190g; Best by 5.7.2019) due to trace contamination with chlorine-based detergent.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Glockenbrot Bäckerei GmbH & Co. OHG recalls various bakery products due to possible contamination with plastic foreign bodies. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): BB Rösner Backstube GmbH & Co.KG recalls Sunflower bread (750 g) due to contamination with metal particles. Please refer to the recall notice for additional product details.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): XOX Gebäck GmbH recalls various potato snack products due to contamination with metal particles. Please refer to the recall notice for additional product details.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): dm-drogerie markt recalls Babylove BIO Fruit Juice, strawberry, raspberry and apple (190g; Best by 5.7.2019) due to trace contamination with chlorine-based detergent.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Beldi Ltd. recalls Shamir Salads 2006 Ltd. Smoked Salmon Fillet (100g; Best before May 18, 2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Murray River Organics Pty Ltd recalls Coconut Milk Powder Non Organic / Non GMO (Batch code H828FO33HB70510; Best before 30.10.18; Product of Philippines) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Australia): ABC Sales & Marketing Pty Ltd recalls Mamee Monster Rice Sticks Vegetable Flavour (6 Pack; 120g; Best before 06NOV2018; Product of Malaysia) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Le Rose Nominees Pty Ltd recalls Fruit Mince Tarts due to undeclared pistachios.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Linley Valley Pork recalls Thai Coconut and Lemongrass Loin Roast (Random weights; Best Before 23.01.2018) due to undeclared soy, milk and sesame.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Importers recall Te Chang Food brand Towfu (bean curd) Cake, Barbecue/Sha Char flavour (115g; Product of Taiwan) due to undeclared peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Hubbard Foods Ltd recalls Hubbards brand Simply Toasted Muesli Original (650g; Best before 13/11/18 or 14/11/18) due to undeclared tree nuts.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): The Source Bulk Foods recalls The Source Bulk Foods brand Coconut Milk Powder (Best before 11/18 and 25/04/18; Product of Australia) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Golden North Ice Cream recalls various ice cream products due to the possible presence of small metal pieces. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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